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Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery

The extensive work of Russian neuropsychologist A. R. Luria has long been recognized as a major contribution to clinical neuropsychology. Despite the impact of Luria’s ideas, his clinical procedures were largely ignored in the United States. A major problem was the lack of standardization of the techniques and the scoring, a procedure apparently antithetical to Luria’s own qualitative and process approaches. The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB) was developed to provide a standardized version of Luria’s seminal works so that his techniques would be more accessible for American psychologists.

Development

A standardized version offered the advantages of testing techniques that are the same from person to person and that also use the same scoring criteria. The development of the test was prompted by the publication of descriptions ...

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